Stewart Likes the Pistol Offense

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon quarterback prospect Tyler Stewart admits his love for his team's style of offense, and talks about the program that would be a good fit for him because of it...

The UCLA Bruins' pistol offense has suffered some harsh hits from fans, football analysts, and players. Papers, online blogs, and magazines each have their own pun for the Bruins. They tag UCLA's offense as "outgunned," or that it is "shooting blanks."

Sierra Canyon High School quarterback, Tyler Stewart (6-4/210), has other thoughts. Scout caught up with him at Saugus High School's Under the Lights Passing Tournament over the weekend.

"I like UCLA's pistol offense," said Stewart. "UCLA has not offered me yet, but I hope they do. I really like their pistol offense, because [Sierra Canyon] runs it too. I am really comfortable with it."

Stewart is a two star quarterback with offers from San Jose State and Bowling Green. In 2010, Stewart was named First Team All-League and First Team All-CIF. He threw for 2,800 yards and had 39 touchdowns of his own.

"I feel like I have great arm strength," said Stewart. "I can bring a lot to a team like UCLA or Nevada that runs a pistol offense. However, I think I can keep my eyes locked in a little too long on one receiver and that may be something I need to work on."

Eastern Washington was the first school to show him interest.

"Eastern Washington was the first school to call me during the contact period," said Stewart. "I was pretty excited about that since they just came off a national title." Stewart camped at UCLA on Sunday in hopes of earning an offer from the Bruins and helping to load the pistol.

Stewart was busy over the weekend. In addition to participating in UCLA's camp on Sunday, Stewart was part of the Big Man on Campus 7v7 on Thursday and Friday as well as Saugus' Under the Lights Passing Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Here is a look at him in action from the passing leagues.

QB Tyler Stewart

Director of Scouting Scott Kennedy contributed to this report

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